NBA Vegas Futures Odds & Finals Predictions to Win 2019-20 Championship

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The Toronto Raptors captured their first ever NBA Finals championship for the 2018-19 NBA season with a shocking six-game win over the Golden State Warriors. Almost immediately after the game, sportsbooks started posting their odds for next season’s winner. The Milwaukee Bucks started the season as the odds-on favorites, but after free agency the Clippers emerged as the favorites. They’ve been battling it out with the Lakers at the top throughout the season.

We’ve seen about 40 games from each team, but there has already been some dramatic swings. The Warriors have looked downright awful through their early games and have fallen all the way to +25000 and have played themselves out of the playoff picture. Meanwhile, both the Nuggets and Jazz have been playing very well and have been rocketing up the standings.

The latest Finals odds from BetOnline are listed below.  The change column represents how much a team’s odds have improved or decreased since our last update (12/26).  The MOV represents the average margin of victory for each team last season. This number can be useful in setting your own point spread.  For example, the Clippers (6) versus the 76ers (3.8) on a neutral court should have an approximate line of the Clippers -2.  This is of course only a starting point for the line, but it should give you a good place to start when estimating matchup odds. The percentage represented in the NBA Finals column is the implied no-vig probability of that team winning the championship this season based on the current market values.

Odds to Win the 2019-20 NBA Finals

Team Record Conference (Division) MOV Odds Change NBA Finals
Lakers 30-7 West (Pacific) 7.9 +350 None 16.89%
Bucks 33-6 East (Central) 11.8 +350 +25 16.89%
Clippers 26-12 West (Pacific) 6.0 +400 -75 15.20%
Rockets 25-11 West (Southwest) 5.6 +800 None 8.45%
76ers 24-14 East (Atlantic) 3.8 +1000 -100 6.91%
Nuggets 26-11 West (Northwest) 3.9 +1200 +300 5.85%
Celtics 25-10 East (Atlantic) 6.7 +1400 -100 5.07%
Mavs 23-14 West (Southwest) 7.2 +1600 None 4.47%
Jazz 25-12 West (Northwest) 3.1 +1600 +400 4.47%
Heat 27-10 East (Southeast) 4.1 +2500 -500 2.92%
Raptors 25-13 East (Atlantic) 5.3 +2500 -500 2.92%
Pacers 23-15 East (Central) 2.8 +5000 -1000 1.49%
Nets 16-20 East (Atlantic) -2.1 +6600 -2600 1.13%
Blazers 16-22 West (Northwest) -1.6 +6600 -1600 1.13%
Thunder 21-16 West (Northwest) 1.5 +8000 +2000 0.94%
Magic 18-20 East (Southeast) 0.3 +10000 None 0.75%
Suns 14-23 West (Pacific) -1.2 +10000 None 0.75%
Spurs 16-20 West (Southwest) -0.8 +10000 None 0.75%
Pelicans 13-25 West (Southwest) -3.6 +15000 -5000 0.50%
Hornets 15-25 East (Southeast) -6.5 +25000 +25000 0.30%
Bulls 13-25 East (Central) -1.8 +25000 None 0.30%
Pistons 14-24 East (Central) -2.7 +25000 None 0.30%
Warriors 9-30 West (Pacific) -7.9 +25000 None 0.30%
T-Wolves 14-22 West (Northwest) -2.6 +25000 None 0.30%
Kings 15-23 West (Pacific) -2.3 +25000 None 0.30%
Hawks 8-30 East (Southeast) -9.7 +50000 None 0.15%
Cavs 10-27 East (Central) -9.0 +50000 None 0.15%
Grizzlies 16-22 West (Southwest) -3.7 +50000 None 0.15%
Wizards 12-25 East (Southeast) -5.3 +50000 None 0.15%
Knicks 10-28 East (Atlantic) -8.1 +100000 None 0.08%

Current NBA Playoffs & Finals Projections

Our projections are based on the latest odds to win the finals as of the most recent update.

Division Winners

East

West

Conference Finals Playoff Predictions

East

Matchup: Milwaukee Bucks vs Philadelphia 76ers
Winner: Milwaukee Bucks

West

Matchup: LA Clippers vs LA Lakers
Winner: LA Lakers

Finals

Matchup: Bucks vs Lakers
Winner:  Los Angeles Lakers/Bucks [tie]

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